“When the church door opens, don’t bother thinking about details you might have missed. Just enjoy the moment”
Ramoncito Rex Cruz and Redjine Maritoni Boller’s wedding plans of 500 guests and two bands in a hotel's grand ballroom morphed into an intimate party for 50 at the groom’s garden. But the grandeur that befits the occasion remained, thanks to Rex and Redjine’s suppliers who were able to adjust to the smaller guest list. That and the couple’s readiness to go all in–“High risk, high reward, in terms of wedding date, venue, and church,” says Redj. “Always follow the proper safety protocols. Only take off your masks when taking official photos.”
When asked if the Cruzes still plan on celebrating with a bigger guest list later on, Redj says, “Nope! What’s the point? We actually appreciated the intimacy of having just our closest friends and families witness our union. Of course we missed a lot of people, but we wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
The couple, who met at Rex’s gym, share a love for sports, mixed martial arts, and working out. They were able to incorporate this passion into the details of their wedding. The bride says the best wedding planning advise she received was from a happily married friend who said, “When the church door opens, don’t bother thinking about details you might have missed. Just enjoy the moment.”
Scroll down to see the couples’ wedding photos and full list of suppliers.
The Dream Team
Wedding Gown and Veil: Diana Dress by Vera Wang | Custom Bridal Mask: Mak Tumang | Bridal Bag: Carolina Herrera | Groom’s Suit: Bergamo | Bridal Swarovski Belt: Atelier Debbie Co | Bridal Shoes: Sophia Webster | Bridal HMUA: Albert Kurniawan | Entourage HMUA: Karmela Jabla | Bridal and Entourage Robes & Dresses: Atelier Debbie Co | Bridal Reception Coat and Suit: Atelier Debbie Co | Bridal Stylist: Regi Cruz | Bridal Car: R33 CAR Exchange as gifted by Erick Arejola | Church: St. Alphonsus Mary de Liguori Parish - Bgy. Magallanes, Makati | Church and Reception Choir: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra | Reception & Church Stylist: Michael Ruiz Event Styling | Photography: Adrian Ardiente | Videography and Live Streaming: Treehouse Story | Wedding Coordination: Kim Torres Events